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Suggest treatment for low hemoglobin and high TSH levels

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Posted on Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Question: My father aged 75 yrs is suffering from breathing troubles(panting or similar to breathlessness as in asthma) if he walks. His Thyroid Stimulating Harmone (TSH) is also found to be 7.4. His Haemoglobin count is less at 9.8 as well. Otherwise all the other things(urine examination, blood pressure etc.) are fine. He is visibly very weak. And even after medication of 3 months with very healthy diet his weakness is not improving at all. Can you guide me how his health should be taken care OR how to proceed ?
Medicines he is taking are:
1. Pulmonext 5
2. Pulmoclear
3. Assuarance
4. Thyronorm
5. Cyntodac
6. Livogen
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
low hemoglobin and thyroid levels.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX.
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.
Looking at the medical history and query, my opinion is as follows:
1. Looking at the amount of respiratory symptoms, the hemoglobin is too low. For this condition. Normal would be more than 13-14g%.
Get a complete hemogram along with reticulocyte count done to evaluate for cause and bone marrow response.
2. TSH is high indicating hypothyroidism. Discuss with your doctor regarding correction of thyroid hormone levels.

These two are at present important causes. Get yourself tested and treated.
Any further queries, happy to help again.
Dr. Prakash HM
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Brief Answer: low hemoglobin and thyroid levels. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX. Thanks for asking. I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query. Looking at the medical history and query, my opinion is as follows: 1. Looking at the amount of respiratory symptoms, the hemoglobin is too low. For this condition. Normal would be more than 13-14g%. Get a complete hemogram along with reticulocyte count done to evaluate for cause and bone marrow response. 2. TSH is high indicating hypothyroidism. Discuss with your doctor regarding correction of thyroid hormone levels. These two are at present important causes. Get yourself tested and treated. Any further queries, happy to help again. Dr. Prakash HM